Adult hippocampal neurogenesis reduced in people with Alzheimer’s disease

Written by Ebony Torrington (Future Science Group)

A research team from the University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain) has recently shown that adult hippocampal neurogenesis (AHN) occurs throughout life and has demonstrated its occurrence in people up to the age of 97. The team also found that the number and maturation of immature neurons in the hippocampus gradually declined as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) advanced. The results of this study have recently been published in Nature Medicine. Author, Maria Llorens-Martin (University of Madrid) commented: “I believe we would be generating new neurons as long as we need to learn new things. And that occurs during every single second of...

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